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Værker af Cesar Aira

En episode i en landskabsmalers liv (2000) 539 eksemplarer
How I Became a Nun (1993) 334 eksemplarer
Spøgelserne (1990) 332 eksemplarer
The Literary Conference (1997) 270 eksemplarer
Varamo (1999) 215 eksemplarer
The Seamstress and the Wind (1994) 151 eksemplarer
The musical brain and other stories (2005) 149 eksemplarer
Shantytown (2001) 141 eksemplarer
The Hare (1991) 139 eksemplarer
Ema the Captive (1997) 112 eksemplarer
The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira (1998) 112 eksemplarer
Conversations (2007) 92 eksemplarer
Dinner (2006) 88 eksemplarer
The Linden Tree (2003) 75 eksemplarer
Birthday (2001) 66 eksemplarer
The Proof (1992) 51 eksemplarer
The Divorce (2021) 50 eksemplarer
Artforum (2014) 50 eksemplarer
El mago (2002) 47 eksemplarer
Las noches de Flores (2004) 44 eksemplarer
The Famous Magician (2013) 33 eksemplarer
The Little Buddhist Monk (2005) 30 eksemplarer
On Contemporary Art (2018) 30 eksemplarer
Canto Castrato (1984) 26 eksemplarer
La guerra de los gimnasios (1993) 26 eksemplarer
Fulgentius (2020) 22 eksemplarer
Argentina: The Great Estancias (1995) 21 eksemplarer
La princesse Printemps (2003) 19 eksemplarer
Prins (2018) 18 eksemplarer
Parmenides (2006) 18 eksemplarer
El santo (Spanish Edition) (2015) 16 eksemplarer
Yo era una niña de siete años (2005) 15 eksemplarer
El Error (2010) 15 eksemplarer
Alejandra Pizarnik (1707) 15 eksemplarer
Le Prospectus (1992) 14 eksemplarer
Continuación de ideas diversas (2014) 14 eksemplarer
Las aventuras de Barbaverde (2008) 14 eksemplarer
El sueño (1998) 13 eksemplarer
Yo era una chica moderna (2004) 12 eksemplarer
Embalse (Escritores argentinos) (1992) 12 eksemplarer
La mendiga (1998) 11 eksemplarer
Les larmes (1992) 11 eksemplarer
El Bautismo (2004) 10 eksemplarer
MARMOL, EL (Spanish Edition) (2011) 10 eksemplarer
De schimmen roman (2013) 9 eksemplarer
Le testament du magicien ténor (2014) 9 eksemplarer
Los misterios de Rosario (1994) 8 eksemplarer
Het literatuurcongres (2022) 7 eksemplarer
Fri flykt framåt (2015) 7 eksemplarer
Los dos payasos (1995) 7 eksemplarer
Pequeno manual de procedimentos (2007) 6 eksemplarer
Was habe ich gelacht (2019) 6 eksemplarer
La Abeja (1996) 5 eksemplarer
Diario de la hepatitis (1993) 5 eksemplarer
La Robe rose. Les Brebis (1984) 5 eksemplarer
UNA AVENTURA (2017) 5 eksemplarer
Actos de caridad (2014) 5 eksemplarer
CONFESION, LA (Spanish Edition) (2009) 5 eksemplarer
Biografía (2014) 4 eksemplarer
El Presidente (2014) 4 eksemplarer
The Spy (1998) 4 eksemplarer
La luz argentina (1983) 4 eksemplarer
Las Tres Fechas/The Three Dates (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Nasil Rahibe Oldum (2015) 3 eksemplarer
ESQUISSES MUSICALES (2019) 3 eksemplarer
Il ‰pittore fulminato: [romanzo] (2018) 3 eksemplarer
Festival (2011) 3 eksemplarer
La fuente (1995) 3 eksemplarer
Mil gotas 3 eksemplarer
Margarita (un recuerdo) (2013) 2 eksemplarer
CECIL TAYLOR (Spanish Edition) (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Margarita : (ett minne) (2021) 2 eksemplarer
El panadero 2 eksemplarer
Edward Leal (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Dr. Aira'nın Mucizevi Tedavileri (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Argentina. Las grandes estancias (1995) 2 eksemplarer
La serpiente (1997) 2 eksemplarer
La vida nueva (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Tres historias pringlenses (2013) 2 eksemplarer
De haas (2023) 2 eksemplarer
La ola que lee (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Haikus (2000) 2 eksemplarer
Eterna juventud (2014) 2 eksemplarer
El mensajero (1996) 2 eksemplarer
Trzy opowieści (2019) 2 eksemplarer
La Invencion Del Tren Fantasma (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Prins (LITTERATURE ETR) (2019) 2 eksemplarer
UN SUE O REALIZADO (2014) 1 eksemplar
Madre e hijo 1 eksemplar
Vaiduokliai 1 eksemplar
Trombeta De Vime (2009) 1 eksemplar
Trzy opowieści 1 eksemplar
Lugones (Spanish Edition) (2020) 1 eksemplar
Vilnius 1 eksemplar
Flores Geceleri (2013) 1 eksemplar
El pelícano 1 eksemplar

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List og længsler (1989) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver3,108 eksemplarer
文学ムック たべるのがおそい vol.3 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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'To write you have to be young; to write well you have to be a young prodigy. By the time you get to fifty, much of that energy and precision [that makes for good writing] is gone.'

'All my life I pursued knowledge, but I pursued it outside of time, and time took its revenge by unfolding elsewhere.'

This book is not so much about a birthday but signifies (or rather 'signified' as this UK edition has been released some 20 years later and Aira is now 70 years old not 50) a point in the author's life where he takes stock of his existence. Upon realising he has incorrectly learnt the explanation for moon phases, he ruminates on other gaps in his 'knowing', his limitations, time's passing and what he has done in its stead.

Despite being only 93 pages long, it is a complex and thoughtful blend of ten mini-essays, loosely orbiting the idea of frailty and purpose especially in relation to the unnoticeable and irretrievable passing of time. I have previously only read one of Aira's novels and I think to have read a greater number would have enriched reading this. Even so, there were lots of interesting (not to mention sobering!) reflections here, reminding us that time waits for no one; cherish the fraction you have been given.
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Dzaowan | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 15, 2024 |
This was a strange one. Short, readable, engaging but at the same time bizarre, nonsensical and in some ways like reading the work of a creative writing undergraduate. This isn’t meant as a slur, i just really didn’t know what to make of it and I’m grappling around with how to communicate why/how! Maria is a young girl walking alone in the crowded Chilean barrios as night approaches when her attention is drawn by someone addressing her with the following pleasantry: ‘Wannafuck?’. Two ‘punk’ (in inverted commas due to their constant loathing of being labelled throughout the story) girls called Lenin and Mao, the latter lovestruck and adamant she loves Maria whom she has only just laid eyes on, want Maria to get to know them and see if this new found love will be reciprocated. You see, I said it was weird but that’s not half of it. For a large majority of the book, the girls discuss their situation and the world their situation is in. Through Maria and Aira, we explore the meeting of diverse people and the particular attempt for understanding of a more extreme facet of humanity. After theories on love and life and what is real and what is not real, we are led to Mao and Lenin’s declaration of proof and the somewhat ‘change of pace’ of the novella as it swiftly descends/ascends into slasher/horror/where did this come from territory! It is all rather a bit mad and you can’t quite believe what you are reading but then there is this sense that there is perhaps a profound message in there somewhere about energy, love, potential, meaning and life and the universe and everything. I’m very keen to read more of his work despite the fact I’m really not sure what to make of this nor feel like it was particularly good. But somehow or other it was really intriguing and interesting and... erm, good? Who knows! I give up trying to explain, haha!… (mere)
 
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Dzaowan | Feb 15, 2024 |
César Aira uses the same detached perspective that I've seen in Bolaño. This is the method that uses the tone of a nonfiction book but then, almost surreally, covers details that a biographer or a historian couldn't possibly know. So you'll have a dry account of how this painter's letters indicated that he picnicked on a field south of town one Saturday only to dive into the painter's brain and examine how the universe is a series of unfolding aesthetic revelations or something like that. The total disregard for a consistent voice is more then just jarring, it's positively liberating. What's so great about it is that it is totally apropos to the subject matter. Bolaño, for example, uses it for his psychopaths and shell-shocked individuals. Aira, a little more subtly, uses it to convey the perspective of a true artist. Rugendas cares very little for interpersonal relationships, or typical travel details, or even really his own health and safety. All that matters is his quest for the "physiognomy of nature." Therefore the narrative itself is almost dismissive of physical events, but lovingly details the philosophical musings of a master trying to perfect his craft.
I also find the understatement of the title particularly amusing. The titular "episode" is an almost mythological cataclysm that unhinges and transfigures the artist into an even more perfect vehicle for artistic interpretation. This event, far from being a disaster, enables the artist to finally reach his peak. Rugendas as a drug addled, deformed maniac is finally liberated from humanity and becomes a creature totally fearless in the pursuit of art.
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ethorwitz | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
Delightful.
 
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